<meta /> (description in XHTML)


attribute default description
id none specifies the unique ID
name none specifies author, description, keywords and etc.
http-equiv none specifies Content-Style-Type and etc.
scheme none specifies ISBN and etc.
content none indicates the content/data of name and http-equiv


HTML 2, HTML 3.2, HTML 4.01 [STF], XHTML 1.0 [STF], XHTML 1.1, XHTML Basic
Microsoft (MSDN)
[IE3 or later][Firefox 1 or later][Safari 1 or later][Opera 3 or later][Netscape 2 or later]


The meta tag provides information about the page. Provided informations have different descriptions, and refer to the following reference links.
In XHTML, describe like <meta />.

Related Tags

base, basefont, head

Sample Code [Output]

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=shift_jis">
A information about the page can be specified by the meta tag.